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Bush's Seven Minutes . . . Kerry's Forty Minutes

Election 2004 9/11 response Bush Kerry

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#1 Drew


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Posted 09 August 2004 - 08:49 AM

Taking a page out of the Michael Moore playbook, John Kerry has criticized the President for continuing to read with Florida schoolchildren after learning that the World Trade Center had been hit by airplanes. Kerry said:


"Had I been reading to children and had my top aide whispered in my ear, 'America is under attack,' I would have told those kids very politely and nicely that the president of the United States had something that he needed to attend to -- and I would have attended to it."

I had wondered what Senator Kerry actually did after he heard of the attack. I have my answer:


Kerry: "...And as I came in [to a meeting in Sen. Daschle's office], Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid were standing there, and we watched the second plane come in to the building. And we shortly thereafter sat down at the table and then we just realized nobody could think, and then boom, right behind us, we saw the cloud of explosion at the Pentagon..."

A commentator at "Redstate.org" points out:


It should be noted that the second plane hit the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m., and the plane hit the Pentagon at 9:43 a.m. By Kerry's own words, he and his fellow senators sat there for forty minutes, realizing "nobody could think."

In other words: Sen. Kerry, who criticized President Bush for not rushing out of the Florida classroom for seven minutes, sat paralyzed with his colleagues for a full forty minutes. He is hardly in a position to criticize President Bush for "inaction."

Thank you.  :cool:

Edited by Drew, 09 August 2004 - 08:50 AM.

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#2 Ogami

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 09:02 AM

This just shows what a great leader Kerry is. Far more introspective and thoughful than Bush, Kerry mulls over the big issues.

So what took 40 minutes of deep thought? He was probably thinking: "A brief show of solidarity with the President for now, then attack him on his military response later. We can pretend to be supportive and bipartisan now, and capitalize on any setbacks or difficulties in defeating such a shadowy enemy. With the usual anti-war nuts of my party looking extreme, I can then sweep in and pretend to offer the moderate course. Presidency, here I come!"

Edited by Ogami, 09 August 2004 - 09:02 AM.

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